Guidance Document Repository

The CFIA is responsible for regulating the safety and quality of food, animal and plant health in Canada. CFIA's official Guidance Documents provide the Agency's functional direction to its front line staff regarding their compliance verification activities. They also provide guidance to regulated parties regarding program requirements.

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A note on Food Guidance

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019. As a result, the CFIA has developed updated guidance for food. This information is now available in the Guidance Finder: Food.

Food guidance developed under previous regulations has been archived.

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Document Name Activities Date modified Type
Facilities Handling Aquatic Animal Pathogens Imports 2019-10-08 HTML
Travelling with pet fish: import rules Imports 2019-12-05 HTML
Updates to import requirements on the Automated Import Reference System Imports 2016-01-26 HTML
Questions and Answers - Containment Standards for Facilities Handling Aquatic Animal Pathogens Facility Certification, Imports, Pathogen Imports 2013-08-31 HTML
Containment Standards for Facilities Handling Aquatic Animal Pathogens - First Edition Facility Certification, Imports 2013-11-28 HTML
Importer Guidance for Aquatic Animal Health Import Quarantine Unit Imports 2018-02-08 HTML
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